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Rajasthan Royals appoints Paddy Upton as their Head Coach

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

have brought back former Team in their ranks for the forthcoming season.

During his earlier stiont, Upton was the for four years, reaching the semi-finals of the IPL in 2013. The edition was particular difficult one as three of its players including the tainted S Sreesanth, were arrested midway into the tournament on allegations of spot-fixing.

The same year, also reached the final of T20.

Upton has guided and mentored several franchise teams across the globe, be it in IPL, Big Bash or

As for four years, he guided the team to the 2016 title.

His biggest achievement came with the Indian national team, as mental conditioning coach, when he combined with to guide to 2011 ODI and World No.1 rank in ICC Test rankings.

Upton has also held the position of of from 2011-2014, when became the first team to hold the World No.1 ranking in all three formats of the game (2012).

In 2018, he was inducted into Australia's as a at its

His role includes creating for people with an interest in building their career in coaching.

"It gives us immense pleasure to announce Paddy joining the team. We welcome him back to the Family. Paddy is someone who is well versed with the culture of and he knows what it takes to achieve success in international sport at the highest level," said Manoj Badale, Lead Owner of

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 16:00 IST